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THEY CALLED THE SHOTS

 

Action Directors from Late Silents to the Late 60s

 

 by Francis M. Nevins

 

Back in the 1950s you probably didnít think that much about the men who made the thrilling serials and B-movies that made every Saturday morning at the local theater the best day of the week. But Francis M. Nevins did. He became an old movie nut, and watched practically every B-movie and Republic serial available on film and videotape. Then, as an Edgar-winning mystery writer he met many of the men who directed the black & white thrillers and cliffhangers that we still love so much, and has chronicled 37 of his favorite directors and their films.

Here is the Table of Contents from this book that every B-movie fan must have for their reference library.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION i


I. THE GREATEST
   1. WILLIAM WITNEY


II. THE TITANS


   2. SPENCER GORDON BENNET
   3. ROBERT N. BRADBURY
   4. YAKIMA CANUTT
   5. THOMAS CARR
   6. B. REEVES EASON
   7. JOHN ENGLISH
   8. JOSEPH H. LEWIS
   9. LESLEY SELANDER
   10. GEORGE SHERMAN

 

III. THE RELIABLES
 

11. GEORGE ARCHAINBAUD
   12. FORD BEEBE
   13. WILLIAM BERKE
   14. HOWARD BRETHERTON
   15. ELMER CLIFTON
   16. LEWIS D. COLLINS
   17. AL HERMAN
   18. LAMBERT HILLYER
   19. DAVID HOWARD
   20. ALAN JAMES
   21. JOSEPH KANE
   22. LEW LANDERS
   23. FRANK MCDONALD
   24. RAY NAZARRO
   25. R.G. SPRINGSTEEN
   26. RAY TAYLOR
   27. NATE WATT
   28. MACK V. WRIGHT
 

IV. THE POSSE
 

29. DERWIN ABRAHAMS
   30. OLIVER DRAKE
   31. WALLACE W. FOX
   32. HARRY FRASER
   33. D. ROSS LEDERMAN
   34. S. ROY LUBY
   35. SAM NEWFIELD
   36. REPUBLIC POTPOURRI
   37. ROBERT EMMETT TANSEY
 

PICTURES
 

INDEX

 

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